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Springtime – How to avoid gardening injuries

Spring is a great time of year, the weather is warming, the days are longer, flowers are blooming and the grass is growing. All of this makes it a fantastic time to spend more time in the garden. One thing we notice during spring at Blackburn Osteopathy is the amount of gardening related injuries we […]

Are you suffering shoulder pain?

Have you been noticing pain in your arm or shoulder? Are you struggling to find a comfortable position in bed, enduring shoulder pain at night? Are you having trouble lifting, putting on your bra or reaching backwards? You may be suffering from Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. This is condition occurs when a muscular tendon and bursa […]

Magnetic Island

          Blackburn Osteo’s Ben has continued his ongoing efforts to escape the month of August by taking his family up to magnetic island. Just off the coast of Townsville the island boasts magnificent hikes, fantastic food, swimming and snorkelling on the great barrier reef, all of which Ben enjoyed whist stylishly […]

How To Improve Lower Back Pain – Simple Lifestyle Changes

With the majority of us living lives that are growing more sedentary– sitting during our commute to work, at our office desk for hours, and then sitting in front of our computers or TVs in the evenings– is it surprising low back pain is so common in our western lives?  Its a disaster!  Second most […]

Five Health Benefits of Coconuts!

          Coconuts may help reduce belly fat. Fat in the abdominal cavity and around organs seems to reduce with eating cocounts. This is the most dangerous fat of all and is highly associated with many chronic Western diseases. Coconut oil contains natural saturated fats that increase the good HDL cholesterol in […]

How often should we be exercising?

Regular exercise can have many positive benefits to your physical and mental health. It can; Reduce your risk of a heart attack Lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers Create stronger bones, muscles and joints Give you more energy Improve your sleep patterns Exercise can include, walking, swimming, dancing, going to the […]

What is Tennis Elbow?

So, what is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis and is one of the most common causes of elbow pain. It is a condition that is usually the result of overuse of the muscles and tendons of the elbow. This can create inflammation where the tendon connects to the bone or […]

Its Skiing Season!

We love all things mountain. The air, sun, wine, tranquillity, fires, food and of course if there is any, great snow!  Either cross, downhill, or even snow shoeing we love.  Great with friends, family and little kids, it’s a great break from Melbourne.  Our best tips are to go to Lake Mountain when the snow […]

Injury prevention tips for over 40’s

After successfully completing another track athletics season (running distances from 100-800m) as a 41 year old, here are some of my tips to remaining injury free. Whilst these tips are primarily to do with my sprint and middle distance running, they are applicable to all sporting pursuits: Warm up: Should look remarkably like the activity […]

Brad’s summer of athletics – 2018-19

    Blackburn Osteopathy’s Brad Robinson managed to survive his second season of track athletics since his mid 20’s un-injured, ticking off a few of his personal goals in the process.  Not bad for an over 40 year old!     Here are a few of his highlights for season 2018-19: breaking the Diamond Valley […]